Robert Hickmott’s tenure as head trainer for Lloyd Williams’ Macedon Lodge ended with a Group 2 quinella on Saturday as Irish import The Taj Mahal outgunned 2016 Melbourne Cup hero Almandin in the Zipping Classic (2400m) at Ladbrokes Park.
Roger James is praying for a truly run Gr.3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) at Sandown on Saturday for his charge Von Tunzelman.
Thewizardofoz heads into the G2 BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on Sunday, 19 November, as perhaps Hong Kong racing’s most prominent enigma.
Trainer Darryl Hansen is hoping Monsieur Gustave can continue his good first-up form when he returns to racing in the Listed Keith Noud Quality at Doomben on Saturday.
Mark Zahra has been doing his best to forget the Tristarc Stakes ever happened, but he is happy to refer to it ahead of Saturday’s Summoned Stakes at Sandown.
Rising Central District’s trainer Clint Lundholm has two strong contenders at Monday’s Wellington TAB meeting, but is keeping his options open with exciting Royal Randwick TAB Highway winner Larlabrook.
A half-sister to last year’s Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Flying Artie debuts at Ladbrokes Park this Zipping Classic Day with the John Moloney-trained filly Pure engaged in the Listed $120,000 Thoroughbred Club Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m).
Rosehill Gardens is gearing up for one of its biggest and most fun days of Spring this Saturday 18 November, Girls Day Out presented by BOOHOO.com.
Trainer Tony Gollan is at a loss to explain Most Important’s two recent Caulfield failures but is hopeful the gelding can bounce back to form in the Listed Keith Noud Quality at Doomben on Saturday.
Godolphin head trainer James Cummings is hoping the team’s progressive colt Beau Geste can go out a winner with a victory at Ladbrokes Park on Saturday in the Group 2 $250,000 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas (1600m).